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    Macalester College
  Nov 23, 2017
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RELI 200 - The Qur’an (Koran)

This course offers an introduction to the Qur-an (Koran), the central text of Islam. Students will read the Qur-an in translation, explore traditions of Qur-anic interpretation, and engage recent academic approaches to understanding the text. In addition to considering the original context of the Qur-an and its relationship to Biblical materials, the course will examine contemporary controversies surrounding the text and its import for living Muslim communities. (4 Credits)